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Mombasa Accommodation

Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya. Lying next to the Indian Ocean, it has a major port and an international airport. The city also serves as the centre of the coastal tourism industry. It offers a diverse marine life, world-class hotels and friendly atmosphere. There is tropical climate all year and is a great destination filled with activities for all ages. The city is mainly occupied by the Muslim Mijikenda/Swahili people. Over the centuries, there have been many immigrants and traders who settled in Mombasa, particularly from Iran, the Middle East, Somalia and the Indian sub-continent, who came mainly as traders and skilled craftsmen.

Taarab music, which originates from Zanzibar, has a prominent local presence. Recently, hip hop, reggae and bhangra have become popular, especially amongst the youth. Mombasa is mainly a tourism center and is populated by hundreds of entertainment spots of all categories from night clubs, bars, hotels, fancy restaurants and many more. The city is a major trade centre and home to Kenya's only large seaport, the Kilindini Harbour. Kilindini is an old Swahili term meaning "deep". The port is so called because the channel is naturally very deep. Kilindini Harbor is an example of a natural geographic phenomenon called a ria, formed millions of years ago when the sea level rose and engulfed a river that was flowing from the mainland.

Mombasa is the centre of coastal tourism in Kenya. Mombasa Island itself is not a main attraction, although many people visit the Old Town and Fort Jesus. The Nyali, Kenyatta, Bamburi, and Shanzu beaches are located north of the city. The Shelly, Tiwi, and Diani beaches are located south of Mombasa. Several luxury hotels exist on these beaches, while the less expensive hotels are located further away.

Mombasa's northern shoreline is renowned for its vibrant 24-hour entertainment offers, including both family entertainment (water parks, cinemas, bowling, etc.), sports (watersports, mountain biking and go-karting), culinary offers (restaurants offering a wide range of specialties from Kenya, China, Japan, India, Italy, Germany and other countries) and adult entertainment (bars, pubs, clubs, discothèques, etc).

Mombasa
Kenya
4° 3' 0.8424" S
39° 39' 51.2964" E
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Starting from USD 155.00 p/p sharing | USD 230.00 single | DBB
Sarova White Sands Beach Resort & Spa

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort is situated North of Mombasa town on one of East Africas most stunning white sand beaches leading into the protected Mombasa Marine Park....

Starting from US$ 67.50 p/p sharing | US$ 100.00 single | BB
Sentrim Castle Royal Hotel

Castle Royal Hotel in Mombasa Kenya is strategically situated within Mombasa town on the bustling Moi Avenue. It is strategically located to give you an upper hand...

Starting from US$ 150.00 p/p sharing | US$ 150.00 single | DBB
Serena Beach Hotel & Spa

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa is fringed by white beaches, and shaded by coconut palms, the silver ribbon of the Swahili coastline offers the ultimate tropical paradise....